The Power Hungry Podcast: This is NOT an interview with Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil is a polymath who has written more than 40 books and some 500 papers on numerous topics including energy, power, population, food production, and the history of innovation.

Smil declined to appear on the podcast, so in this episode, Robert discusses his favorite books of his (he has 13 of them), his distaste for publicity and politics, and read some excerpts from a recent interview Smil did with the New York Times.